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Child and Family Studies, B.A.

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University rank #353 (BCR) Waco, TX, United States
The Child and Family Studies (CFS) program at Baylor University focuses on the development of individuals and families as they grow and change. 
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Overview

Students in this Child and Family Studies (CFS) program at Baylor University study the dynamics of the life span (prenatal through late adulthood). 

The program is designed to prepare students for two specific careers: a Child Life Specialist or a Certified Family Life Educator. Child Life Specialists are pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families in hospitals and other settings to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and disability. A Certified Family Life Educator typically specializes in a specific area, such as marriage counseling or parenting education.

As a part of both degree programs, students are required to complete a summer practicum. Similar to an internship, a practicum is a specific program designed to give students hands-on experience and prepare them for careers as Child Life Specialists.

Graduates from the Child and Family Studies program often find career opportunities in hospitals, clinics, adoption agencies, youth ministries, family planning centers, social services, youth correctional facilities or as teachers.

The Child and Family Studies program focuses on the development of families and individuals as they grow and change. Emphasis is placed on the strengths of individuals and families as seen in diverse systems and settings. Our program equips students with knowledge, skills and ethics--both in the classroom and in the field--to serve and lead societal opportunities to empower families.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Policy and Advocacy
  • Parenting
  • Adolescent Development
  • Child and Family Ministry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    76

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  • Minimum required score:

    540

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General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcripts: Transcripts or mark sheets must include: years of enrollment, course titles and all marks earned for each course for 6 semesters. 
  • Submission of Documentation
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • Résumé or ZeeMee Profile
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Short Answer Response (required for Single Choice Early Action applicants)

Tuition Fee

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    41194 USD/year
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Living costs for Waco

  • 857 - 1590 USD/month
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Funding

Admitted students are automatically considered for one of four academic scholarships listed below. Applicants who submit application files after February 1 are considered for academic scholarships based on available funding.

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